Hybrid

Cloud in 2020: The year of edge, automation and industry-specific clouds

It was a banner year for cloud computing in2019. The area that gained the most ground was hybrid multicloud, which emerged as the favored strategy of enterprises looking for a flexible and efficient way to move their workloads to the cloud while reducing costs, boosting productivity and avoiding vendor lock-in. Those advantages are so significant […]

Security

Quantum-safe cryptography: What it means for your data in the cloud

Quantum computing holds the promise of delivering new insights that could lead to medical breakthroughs and scientific discoveries across a number of disciplines. It could also become a double-edged sword, as quantum computing may also create new exposures, such as the ability to quickly solve the difficult math problems that are the basis of some […]

Industry

How IBM and Red Hat support your journey to cloud

What makes the recent news of IBM and Red Hat coming together so exciting? It’s the fact that we are delivering a complete, open hybrid cloud platform that enables enterprises to build, run and manage apps and workloads in a consistent way, across any cloud; providing our customers with an incredible opportunity to accelerate digital […]

How a hybrid workforce can save up to 20 hours a month

How productive would your company employees be if they could save two hours a day on regular tasks? With the growth and evolution of today’s digital economy, companies face the challenge of managing increasingly complex business processes that involve massive amounts of data. This has also led to repetitive work, like requiring employees to manually […]

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How predictive maintenance improves efficiencies across five industries

New technologies—including the rise of the Internet of Things (IoT)—and market pressures to reduce costs are pushing companies to move from reactive, condition-based maintenance and analytics to predictive maintenance. MarketsandMarkets forecasts the global predictive maintenance market size to grow from USD $3.0 billion in 2019 to USD $10.7 billion by 2024. Predictive maintenance is generally […]

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Improving customer service with an intelligent virtual assistant using IBM Watson

Gartner predicts that “by 2022, 70 percent of white-collar workers will interact with conversational platforms on a daily basis.” As a result, the research group found that more organizations are investing in chatbot development and deployment. IBM Business Partners like Sopra Steria Group are making chatbot and virtual assistant technology available to businesses. Sopra Steria […]

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The path to modernizing mission-critical applications

In a world where business disruption is the rule and not the exception, enterprises need IT environments that are designed to yield real innovation by enabling continuous, iterative development. Flexible, agile platforms allow organizations to develop new business models and deliver product innovation and deployment, as well as enable employee productivity and customer engagement. Cloud […]

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Why cloud-native development matters

Can we all agree that market research statistics should be taken with enough grains of salt to make your cardiologist worry? Good. Having said that, I’m now going to quote some market research statistics. But I do this not to focus on the numbers, but the fact that these numbers came from surveys and interviews […]

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Cloud in 2020: The year of edge, automation and industry-specific clouds

It was a banner year for cloud computing in2019. The area that gained the most ground was hybrid multicloud, which emerged as the favored strategy of enterprises looking for a flexible and efficient way to move their workloads to the cloud while reducing costs, boosting productivity and avoiding vendor lock-in. Those advantages are so significant […]

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Multicloud management: Why visibility, security and automation matter to CIOs

As a C-level or line of business executive, there’s a lot that can keep you up at night. While it’s critical that you invest in new technology to keep up with your competition, you don’t want to risk a gap in security or lose out on your current investments — whether it’s your technology, your […]

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5 steps to prime your business for AI

Artificial intelligence (AI), when integrated correctly, enables organizations to learn and then act on information—powering businesses to make predictions, automate processes and optimize logistics. Although AI has the potential to add almost $16T to the global economy by 2030, 81 percent of business leaders do not understand the data and infrastructure required for AI. Businesses […]

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SteelHouse cuts application deployment time in half with IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service

People who are shopping, researching, or doing anything at all online don’t want to be held up by a website that takes a long time to load. And, ads are one of the most common reasons for poor website performance. SteelHouse uses the IBM Cloud to ensure a good user experience, which for the advertising […]

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Cloud modernization: Cultural and workplace adoption

Genuine digital transformation requires cloud modernization strategies that involve and affect people, processes and technology. In part one of this two-part series, I focused on cloud-based technologies that enable organizations to modernize infrastructures, platforms and applications. This time around, I’ll examine the people aspect of cloud modernization and include some thoughts on process. I’ll cover: […]

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Lessons learned: How IBM Global Financing tackles application modernization with Red Hat OpenShift

IBM is like many of its clients when it comes to application modernization. The company faces the same challenges of trying to balance preserving the business value of established investments while remaining agile enough to respond to changing market demands. Within IBM Global Financing, the financing arm that provides leases and loans to IBM clients […]

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Modernization and cloud innovation lead to cultural shift at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts is one of the largest health insurance providers in the state of Massachusetts. In the Enterprise Technology Organization, ​​​​​​​we run mission-critical applications 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and process extremely large transaction volumes related to healthcare claims and enrollment. To put this in perspective, we processed […]

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